Kenneth Bell Wyatt of Brevard, North Carolina was 89 years old when he went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Ken was a native of Brevard and was the son of the late Howard Douglas and Beezie Bracken Wyatt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by both of his brothers, Howard Douglas Wyatt, Jr. and Bradley Wyatt and his nephew, Charlie Wyatt.
Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Betty Underwood Wyatt and three daughters, Denise Sawyer (Paul) of Brevard, NC, Sandy Long (Chuck) of Charlotte NC, and Ramona Reagin of Cherry Log, GA and four grandchildren, Stephanie Dinkins (Matt), Carlton DeHart (Jeremy), Charlie Long, and Hugh Long. Also, surviving are his nephews, Jack, Andy, Stephen, and Jeffrey Wyatt.
Ken always had so many stories from his childhood days in Brevard. He grew up here during the Great Depression where his dad worked with Carr Lumber Company and his mother taught school and piano. They also raised chickens and provided chickens and eggs to the boarding houses and hotels in Brevard. Ken was the youngest of three boys and helped his parents by delivering chickens and eggs.
In 1944, during WWII, Ken enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 years old along with other friends from Brevard. He was sent to the Naval Air Station in Miami, Florida where he worked as a flight line mechanic. His rank was Seaman First Class.
After the war, Ken worked with Lockheed Martin in Atlanta, Georgia where he met his wife, Betty, who was a Georgia girl. The first time they met, he told her that he was going to marry her. They indeed got married and lived in Atlanta, Georgia where they raised their family. He and Betty moved to Brevard from Georgia in 2003 and restored the old family home where he was born and grew up. They have enjoyed retirement here in the mountains and renewing old friendships from his childhood.
A Memorial Service for Kenneth Wyatt will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church of Brevard with Rev. H. Andrew Silman officiating.
Military funeral rites will be performed by the United States Navy Reserves and the Transylvania County Honor Guard. Family will receive friends following the service and then Kenneth will be buried in the Gillespie Evergreen Cemetery in Brevard, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, a charitable gift could be made to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (645 Bert Lane Road, Brevard, 28712), designated for the new building fund or the RUF ministry at Western Carolina University in memory of him, also directed to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.
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December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016